Wednesday Forecast: Increasing Lake Snow

Posted at 6:07 AM, Mar 20, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-20 06:07:29-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — While spring officially begins Wednesday at 7:02 A.M., lake-effect snow showers will only increase again during the daytime.

Cold air will continue to stream over the Great Lakes through midweek, and a couple of upper-level disturbances will help to enhance lake-effect snow showers at times.  Those snow showers will spread well inland in the afternoon and early evening before winds shift and hold the snow bands a bit closer to the lakeshore.

Snow may become heavy at times, especially in the evening and overnight.  Accumulations of two to four inches are likely west of U.S. 131 by Thursday morning, with some higher totals likely in the heaviest bands of snow.

Areas further inland will see less snow, but may still pick up one to three inches through Wednesday night.

Snow will gradually diminish near the lakeshore during the day Thursday.

Some improvement will happen over the weekend with some sun and highs near 40°.  However, another shot of snow is possible early next week.

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